UKRAINE – Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko met with the Eurovision 2017 Organising Committee and provided updates on the current standings of preparations for the event. Here are some highlights of his statements as translated by our colleagues at http://www.esckaz.com.
“We do not have much time left before the start of the song contest, so we have to work as efficiently as possible to organize it at the highest level”, he said.
“All commitments that the city took over, we have carried out. But we also should be assisting in the preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest by all possible means, as to Kyiv, according to our calculations, will arrive more than 20,000 visitors from all over Europe, and we must showcase the capital from the best side”, he continued.
Budget, security issues for the guests and delegations, promotional materials were discussed and there was re-affirmation that International Exhibition Centre will be the venue of the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest.
An important information coming out of the meeting was that they are working to make the European emergency number 112, available in Ukraine as they plan to connect it with the number 103 which works in Ukraine.